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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
... Dominik Graf German film essay film city film urban history “I take the genre as ground plan, but then I build upon it a different house.” 1 With these simple words Dominik Graf, one of the most prolific filmmakers in Germany, characterizes a crucial aspect of his cinematic practice...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 171–191.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Randall Halle Unleashed by the markets that led to the Great Recession, processes of gentrification rapidly transform major German cities. The experiences of urban transformation have found critical expression in documentary and feature film. This article reviews the cultural history...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 139–169.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., Nazism, and the consequences thereof. Through a singular engagement with Germany’s histories and the memories of those histories as they are revealed in Berlin’s topography—its buildings, memorials, street names, and other urban 21. The terms meaning and presence are borrowed from Hans Ulrich...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 83–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Todd Cronan Georg Simmel's sociology tends to elicit mixed feelings even among his admirers. “The Metropolis and Mental Life” provides one of the most compelling and influential accounts of modern, urban experience available, yet the meaning of this work is notoriously elusive. Does the difficulty...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., Gesellschaft versus Gemeinschaft , traditional versus modern, rural versus urban, handicraft versus machine-made. But many important architects, like Adolf Rading in Breslau, who were considered members of the avant-garde did not fully accept or reject modernizing tendencies but embraced modernization...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 81–103.
Published: 01 February 2020
... of an urban capitalist system, though such vision requires a fair amount of labor on the part of viewers. My main point here, though, is that by citing Brecht and by retooling time-lapse cinematography, Chicago im Zeitraffer creates a historical loop to modernism that refuses a linear history...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 25–45.
Published: 01 August 2012
... to twentieth-century European urbanism and thereby “normal- izes” it, to use a word favored by many contemporary commentators. Because of the formal flexibility of diachronically organized history books, they can support various identity positions, from melancholy fixation on loss via a dia- lectical...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
... urban scenery was still linked with a foundation that reached far back into history. The depiction provided the viewer with a rare feeling of security at one of the most central places of Weimar modernity. Alexanderplatz was considered the gate to the city’s eastern parts. East and West...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 1–38.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Structure .” Urban History 31 , no. 3 : 400 – 419 . Blau Eve . 1999 . The Architecture of Red Vienna, 1919–1934 . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press . Borght Richard van der , and Lippert Paul . 1904 . Grundzüge der Sozialpolitik . Vol. 15 . Leipzig : Hirschfeld . Bruch...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 49–72.
Published: 01 August 2010
... over the years and his profound influence on the direction of my own urban imaginings. In fact, I can trace it to the moment when he introduced me to Walter Benjamin's essays on Berlin at a time long before I understood the virtue of getting lost. A Supernatural History of Destruction; or, Thomas...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 115–135.
Published: 01 August 2015
...,” in Urban Memory: History and Amnesia in the Modern City, ed. Mark Crinson (London: Routledge, 2005), 146. 5. Artistic practice is discussed in detail below. A representative sample of academic studies would include the relevant sections of Andreas Huyssen, Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 83–95.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Wideman and Leon Forrest, to mention just a few.3 Oddly, perhaps, although I was one of Hansen’s students—admittedly before she generated the term vernacular modernism—and much of what I write about takes up issues of modernity via vernacular culture (including urbanism, performance...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of various changes that have shaped everyday life in a specific sector of Berlin since German unification. As an urban neighborhood, Kreuzberg is “determined not only by geographical and economic factors, but also by the image that its inhabitants and those of other neighborhoods have of it.” 1 In its...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... On the dire conditions and problems that reconstruction was to alleviate, see Stephen V. Bittner, “Green Cities and Orderly Streets: Space and Culture in Moscow, 1928–1933,” Journal of Urban History 25 (1998): 22–56. 61. Though we do not know the name of the photographer responsible for the Usachevka...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 165–187.
Published: 01 February 2007
... Simenon” (Walter Benjamin: The History of a Friendship [London: Faber and Faber, 1982], 32). In “Kriminalromane, auf Reisen,” Benjamin gives a list of authors, characters, and works: the Dane Sven Elvestad (1884–1934) and his character Asbjörn Krag; the Swede Frank Heller (a.k.a. Martin Gunnar...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 115–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
... as the iconographic Heimat was. See Rudy J. Koshar, “Altar, Stage, and City: Historic Preservation and Urban Meaning in Nazi Germany,” History and Memory 3, no. 1 (1991): 42. Ofer Ashkenazi  121 and values.23 Notably, this alternative nexus of place and identity did...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 1–9.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Macmillan, 2008). 8. However, much of the literature on the subject certainly focused on the city. See Brian Ladd, The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997); and Jennifer Jordan, Structures of Memory: Understanding Urban...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 189–202.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., which itself is seen as a legacy of the Frankfurt School. Such an intellectual and methodological promiscuity becomes particularly important in attempts to grasp modern urbanity, explored here via Siegfried Kracauer's visits to the city of Marseille. And it may help with methodological concerns...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
...; the building's location in a city undergoing an urban renewal program; and its reception in academic, professional, and public media during the competition, after it was built, and after September 11. The shift from triumphalist to apologetic memorials during the late Cold War era reflects the growing need...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 207–230.
Published: 01 November 2012
... layerings of history and memory function as a “palimpsest,” a multiple urban narrative in which “a richness of traces and memories, restorations and new constructions” are written across numerous “voids, illegibilities, and erasures.”2 These processes are at their most overt and intense...